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This is the Catch-up on 3 Things for the Indian Express and I am Utsa Sarmin.
It’s the 22nd of September and here are the headlines.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today conducted searches at the Popular Front of India’s offices (PFI) and houses of PFI state and district level leaders across 10 states over alleged involvement in terror activities. They also detained around 100 people linked to the PFI as part of the searches. Sources told The Indian Express that the agencies were acting on suspicion that the people being probed, were allegedly involved in organising terror camps and encouraging youth to join terror activities.
In a PIL filed before the Delhi High Court pertaining to the compensation on account of alleged damage caused to public property during the anti-CAA/NRC protests in the national capital, the Delhi police has filed a counter affidavit stating that appropriate legal action has been initiated against the people involved in causing damage to public and private properties during the protests in around 535 cases. The matter, which was listed before Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, has now been listed for January 31, 2023.
The Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare yesterday released the First Advance Estimates of production of major Kharif crops for 2022-23 that pegged Kharif rice production at 104.99 million tonnes during the current season in the wake of uneven monsoon, which is 6 per cent lower than the production of 111.76 mt during the last season. The dip in Kharif rice production is significant in view of the rice required for distribution under the National Food Security Act 2013.
Shiv Sena’s Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray will visit Talegaon village in Pune on Saturday where the Vedanta-Foxconn’s multibillion-dollar semiconductor project was proposed to be built before it shifted to Gujarat. According to Sena functionaries, Thackeray will stage a protest against the loss of employment opportunities in Maharashtra after the state government transferred the Vedanta-Foxconn project to Gujarat.
The Greater Noida Authority (GNIDA) conducted an anti-encroachment drive yesterday and cleared about 35,000 square meters of land worth Rs 70 crore. Greater Noida CEO Surendra Singh said, “An encroachment elimination squad has been formed to stop illegal occupation and demolish encroachments. The Authority has deployed retired Army personnel in this squad at its own expense.” Officials added that strict action would be taken against those encroaching on government land and the drive would continue.
This was the catch-up on 3 things for the Indian express.